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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our three Labrador Retrievers.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Milk Bone Present

Good morning,

We order almost everything on line now so the delivery people from a variety of companies are here often.

When Kjell went outside to pick up the two items delivered by Amazon today, this Milk Bone Dog Cookie was on top of the packages.  Now is that sweet, or what! 

I'm confident the drivers can see Wendy and our other pups watching them as items are delivered.  That's Wendy in the Blog header watching out the front french doors.  

Our pups have never come into direct contact with the drivers, but they all surely know the others are there.  Maybe the "Wipe Your Paws" front door mat is a clue, too....

I'm so impressed and so are the pups. 


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Baked Cod Dinner - Two Presentations

 Good morning,

A pretty presentation from a rather easy preparation was the rule of the evening.

That's my baked cod in a corning dish (lemon juice, lemon pepper, dill, topped with mozzarella cheese, surrounded by diced tomatoes), baked in preheated oven at 350 F for 30 minutes. 

I served it on a mound of fresh spinach prepared on the cook top (steamed spinach, small amount of bacon added for flavor, garlic, red wine, mushrooms).

We both like to create fun meals.  Kjell and I assembled our own plates from the food I prepared. He used the same ingredients with small changes and one addition.  He placed his bacon to the bed of spinach, then added a layer of sour cream (I love sour cream, too, but am dieting) on top on the spinach before adding the baked cod.  

Both versions look beautiful and tasted fantastic!

It was definitely a hit!  Yum!

Tomorrow it's his turn to make dinner.  



Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Snow Clouds Once Again

 Good morning,

Here comes more snow.  Those snow clouds look loaded and ready to unload.

I remember winters when we had no snow at all.  

This year is making up for that.



Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Work in Process This Week

 Good morning,

My current Work in Process is a Warm Browns Large Afghan Blanket.  There will be two shades of brown "flowers."  This one will be a great Father's Day gift.

My last WIP is in the shop along with many other afghan blankets in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles that are ready to ship now.  They are here.

Come see what else we've made.  

What are you making, baking, growing this week?

All the best,


Sunday, January 29, 2023

Kjell's Shop Dogs

 Good  morning,

These images are courtesy of Kjell.

The "kids" go to visit Daddy whenever the basement door is open.  Of course, they like to visit, but they also like the cookies he keeps in his pocket.  :)

 When he has machinery running and/or is making saw dust, he doesn't allow the pups to visit him in the shop.  

 They are so sweet.  



Saturday, January 28, 2023

Wendy Napping With a Friend

 Good morning,

I wonder if they know how very sweet and precious they are.